Posts in April, 2013

TV News Anchors cracking up after awkward Ryan Lochte television interview

// April 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

A recent interview with eleven-time Olympic swimming medalist Ryan Lochte left news anchors in tears after an awkward TV interview. In the video, news anchors try to maintain a straight face while Lochte struggles with even the simplest of interview questions.

Official Google Glass specs released

// April 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

As Google Glass begins rolling off the production lines and the Explorer developer program kicks in, the Google Glass support documentation was released today so we now have the official specs in hand. The display is said to be equivalent to a 25-inch HD display viewed from 8 feet away. The camera is a 5-megapixel […]

As Artic Ice melts, it has become a free-for-all gold rush – for mammoth tusks!

// April 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

As the melting of the world’s icecaps accelerates, more and more land, which has been encased in ice for centuries, is slowly revealing hidden treasures. As the ice disappears, mammoth tusks are appearing all over the landscape and that means big business for some. In Siberia, the now-exposed tusks are bringing in tusk hunters and […]

Paris Marathon installs kinetic energy “rubber tiles” that generate electricity from runners’ footsteps

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Brilliant Paris Marathon race organizers laid out 82-feet worth of rubber tiles along the route. These cushiony tiles weren’t meant to ease the pain on runners but rather are a special electricity-generating tile made by Pavegen Systems that convert kinetic energy from the runners’ footfalls into electricity. The manufacturer claims the tiles generate up to […]

Differences in Chinese and Russian security philosophies and how the United States should counter

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Technology

I enjoy hacking. The intrigue, digging through arcane protocol specs in order to discover some new architectural design flaw or idiotic programmer bug, and the excitement surrounding a mysterious hidden world that few are capable of experiencing, in my mind is akin to losing yourself deep in a software coding problem. I consider myself a […]

Huge number of WordPress bruteforce attacks reported in the wild

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Security software firm Sucuri has announced the discovery of a massive WordPress brute force attack that is circulating in the wild. Analysis of security logs and monitoring via their operations center, has revealed a three-fold increase in WordPress bruteforce attacks over the past three months. The attacks are coming from a large number of IP […]

Meet Compressorhead – all-robotic band is the heaviest heavy metal band on the planet

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Robotics

Meet Compressorhead, the heaviest heavy metal band on the planet. At a combined weight of nearly six tons and hailing all they way from Germany, members Stickboy, Fingers, and Bones crank out some the gnarliest hard rock music on Earth – and their unique anatomy is key to their phenomenal musical abilities. Stickboy, the band’s […]

Dubai police force equipped with Lamborghini police cars

// April 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

When you’ve got tons of money derived from a limited resource that will one day run out, what do you do with it? Spend it like there’s no tomorrow! Dubai has equipped their police force with $400,000 Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador sports cars retrofitted with Dubai police insignias and colorful lights. Lamborghini, an affiliate of the […]

Scientists discover evidence of mind-bending “dark lightning” – invisible sprays of X-rays and intense bursts of gamma rays

// April 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Scientists have discovered something mind-bending about lightning – sometimes its flashes are invisible, just sudden pulses of unexpectedly powerful radiation. Termed “dark lightning”, it is now clear to a growing number of lightning researchers and astronomers that along with bright, visible thunderbolts, thunderstorms sometimes unleash sprays of X-rays and intense bursts of gamma rays (called […]

American version of Samsung Galaxy S4 performance far below alternative, international versions of the smartphone

// April 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

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Android Authority and Sam Mobile have released performance results of the various Samsung Galaxy S4 variants and their findings are surprising. Recall that Samsung released three versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 – an American and UK version sporting a 1.9 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an “international” version operating off of a […]

U.S. government gets even dopier with new Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) – really? [UPDATE]

// April 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Security lock in network

The House Intelligence committee is currently working to amend the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) whose stated aim is to “help the U.S government investigate cyber threats and ensure the security of networks against cyberattack”. Yes, the government that has already proven they cannot protect its citizens from cybersecurity threats now wants to […]

Bored coffee-house employee makes crazy cool art in coffee using toothpick, milk, coffee foam, and of course, coffee

// April 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

New York City barista Mike Breach creates beautiful portraits in coffee drinks using nothing more than coffee, milk, coffee foam, and a toothpick as a paintbrush. Breach said he was bored one day and began passing time drawing on coffee drinks. Over time, his skill grew and now he is able to create detailed celebrity […]

Anonymous breaks into hundreds of Israeli government websites. Israeli counterstrikes, replaces hacks with Israeli national anthem

// April 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

We’re not sure why Anonymous chose Holocaust Memorial Day as the date to take down several Israeli websites on Sunday nor why they so grossly exaggerated their claims of how many sites were impacted by the attack (they claim the hacks affected 100,000 websites, 40,000 Facebook pages, 5,000 Twitter accounts, and 30,000 bank accounts), but […]

Scientists puzzled by fish discovered at bottom of Antarctica ocean – its blood is totally clear

// April 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Every animal with bones on planet Earth utilizes oxygen that is delivered in its blood via hemoglobin, which binds to the oxygen molecules to make the blood appear red. Every animal that is, except for a newly discovered species, the ocellated icefish (Chionodraco rastrospinosus). The ocellated icefish’s blood has no hemoglobin and hence, its blood […]

Attractive Convict (Meagan McCullough) meme going viral – and yeah, we’re taking part in it

// April 5th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Back in 2010, Meagan McCullough, then a 25-year-old waitress, was arrested on July 25 in Florida for driving under the influence of alcohol. Her mugshot was posted on the Internet and drew quite a reaction due to her unusually photogenic appearance (despite the awkward circumstances). The combination of beauty and an orange jumpsuit were intriguing. […]

Carrie, third installment of the Stephen King classic, promises to be a more faithful adoption of the book

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

At some point you gotta say, “enough is enough”. But not just yet! The third Carrie installment is looking like it could be the one that knocks it out of the park. Word is that this installment will be a much more faithful adoption of the original book by the master of horror, Stephen King. […]